May 11, 2012 6:45 pm

Who is winning the beard battle?

Who has the best “playoff beard” on the Kings? There’s a runaway winner, but watch below as Colin Fraser — who certainly will have a second career in TV if he chooses — interviews teammates to get their thoughts. Also, Darryl Sutter was asked about the prodigious playoff beard of Dustin Penner, and give a tidbit into his own past…

SUTTER: “I remember trying to grow a mustache when I was about 20, and how funny it looked. I imagine he’s had a beard since he was 4 or 5, right?”

Question: Was that your first and last attempt?

SUTTER: “No. That used to be the thing. It wasn’t beards back then. It mustaches or sideburns. Because, quite honestly, there were a lot of teams that didn’t allow — you couldn’t have hair that was (more than) an inch below your helmet, things like that. So it was sort of like what you see in baseball, where you weren’t allowed to grow mustaches. The Yankees’ rule, and things like that. It’s a good rule. I used to take Mike Ricci’s hair… I used to tease Mike Ricci when he would sit on the bench, and his hair would be below his (jersey) nameplate. I would take his hair and (push it to the side) and go, `Oh…Ricci.”’

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